Thursday, December 11, 2014

BEST OF 2014

Listeners, 

It has been a real pleasure getting to meet so many new musicians and friends this year. Cheers to Angel, Stewart and Josh, my companions on 2014's travels and music-making. As many albums as I may have missed this year, I feel like this list is a nice representation of what I heard and saw. 

More than ever, I am excited to hear what music will be made next year. The ever present injustices in Palestine, protests in Ferguson, immigration, looming environmental concerns and racism in our justice system are all ripe for conversation and evaluation. I feel like our collective consciousnesses are tuned in and ready to respond with not only activism but also music. I can't wait to hear what you have to say 2015. 

To my tramp-iest year yet. 

Best,
Emily

ALBUMS

Viet Cong - Cassette (Mexican Summer)
Rodrigo Amarante - Cavalo (Rough Trade) 2013
Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire For No Witness (Jagjaguwar)
Bohren & Der Club Of Gore - Piano Nights (Pias)
Lord Mantis - The Death Mask (Profound Lore)
Only Lovers Left Alive OST (ATP)
Flying Lotus - You're Dead (Warp)
Grouper - Ruins (Kranky)
Music Blues - Things Haven't Gone Well (Thrill Jockey)
Pure X - Angel (Fat Possum)
COIN – Inside Palace (Opal Tapes)
The Paperhead - Africa Avenue (Trouble In Mind)
Loops Haunt - Exits (Black Acre)
Zath - Black Goat Razor 7" (Drag City)
Ryley Walker - All Kinds of You (Tompkins Square)
Sharon Van Etten - Are We There (Jagjaguwar)
Amen Dunes - Love (Sacred Bones)
Cian Nugent & The Cosmos - Born With the Caul (No Quarter)
Spooky Black (Lil Spook) - Black Silk (self-release)
Mac Demarco - Salad Days (Captured Tracks)
Toupée - Yeehaw Grandma 7" (Lake Paradise Records)
Warfaring Strangers: Darkscorch Canticles (Numero Group)
Courtney Barnett - The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas (Mom & Pop) 2013
Morgan Delt - s/t (Trouble in MInd)
Hailu Mergia - Tche Belew (Awesome Tapes From Africa)

REISSUES

Craig Leon - Nommos/Visiting (RVNG)
Lambchop - Nixon (Merge)
Heron - s/t (Mapache)
Icecross - s/t (Rockadrome)
Del Shannon - The Further Adventures of Charles Westover (Trouble In Mind Records)
Orange Juice - Rip It Up (Domino)

SHOWS

Judas Priest - Fun Fun Fun
Lauryn Hill - Vega, Copenhagen
Kelela - SXSW
Guerilla Toss - SXSW
Thee Oh Sees - La Route du Rock
William Tyler - Transfigurations
Juana Molina - Primavera
Grouper - Primavera
Slint - El Rey, L.A.
Pharmakon - Baby’s All Right, NYC
Danafest - Foo Bar Too, Nashville
Marissa Nadler/ Rodrigo Amarante - Le 106, Rouen
La Luz - Euro buds
Courtney Barnett - Fun Fun Fun
A$AP Rocky - Capitol Hill Block Party
The War On Drugs - Picathon
Jonathan Richman - Picathon
Mac Demarco - Øya
Kevin Morby - Great American Music Hall
FKA Twigs anything
Angel Olsen 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Angel Olsen Tour 2014

Listeners,

Pardon the absence of releases, however, I am supporting Angel Olsen on her tour around the globe. Check out the dates on her page, angelolsen.com, and come out to a show in your favorite city!

Cheers,
E



Le Poisson Rouge, February 20, 2014
Photo by Emily Elhaj


Thursday, December 5, 2013

BEST OF 2013







2013 ALBUMS

Grouper - The Man Who Died In His Boat (Kranky)
Yo La Tengo – Fade (Matador)
Josephine Foster – I’m A Dreamer (Fire)
Asia Argento – Total Entropy (Nuun)
Neil Young - Live At The Cellar Door (Reprise)
Cindy Lee - Tatlashea (Isolated Now Waves) 2012
Power Trip – Manifest Decimation (Southern Lord)
Broadcast – Berberian Soundtrack (Warp)
My Bloody Valentine – MBV (Self-released)
Voivod – Target Earth (Century Media)
Fielded – Ninety Thirty Thirty (Captcha)
Ken Camden - Space Mirror (Kranky)
Total Control – EP (Home Loan)
Dirty Beaches – Drifters/Love Is the Devil (Zoo Music)
Streetwalker – Future Fusion (Cititrax)
Lace Curtain – DFA EP
David Bowie – The Next Day (Columbia)
Cough Cool - “29” (Bathetic)
Matt Duncan – Soft Times (Hop Hop)
The Drum – Contact (Audraglint)
Dog Man – Dream Date OST (Love Lion)
Barnett & Coloccia – Retrieval (Blackest Ever Black)
Marisa Anderson – Mercury (Mississippi/Change)
Troller – s/t (Holodeck) 2012
The Delfonics - Adrian Younge Presents (Wax Poetics)
Jacco Gardner – Cabinet of Curiosities (Trouble In Mind)
Forest Swords – Engravings (Tri Angle)
The Besnard Lakes - Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO (Jagjaguwar)
Dean Blunt – Redeemer (Hippos In Tanks)
Acteurs – s/t (Public Information)
Kelela – Cut 4 Me (Fade to Mind)
Oozing Wound – Retrash (Thrill Jockey)
The Cairo Gang – Tiny Rebels (Empty Cellar)
Heavy Times – Fix It Alone (Hozac)
Gorguts – Colored Sands (Season of Mist)
Circuit Des Yeux - Overdue (Ba Da Bing)
Blouse – Imperium (Captured Tracks)
Félicia Atkinson - With Her Own Hands (Shelter Press)
M.I.A. – Matangi (Interscope)
Gabriel Saloman - Soldier’s Requiem (Miasmah)
7 Days Of Funk – s/t (Stones Throw)
Arve Henriksen - Places Of Worship (Rune Grammofon)
Ciara.

REISSUES

MU - s/t (Guerssen)
Vangelis - Blade Runner (Audio Fidelity)
Atheist - Piece of Time (Season of Mist)
The Walker Brothers - Nite Flights (Tizona)
Icecross  - s/t (Rockadrome)
Roky Erickson – Evil One (Light in the Attic)
Twin Peaks/Eraserhead Soundtracks (Sacred Bones)

SHOWS

The Hecks/ Mayor Daley/ Miami Dolphins – Medusa, Minneapolis
Bomb Banks/ Mr. 666/ Diva 93 – Empty Bottle
Yo La Tengo – The Vic
Enslaved – Reggie's
Guardian Alien/ Kria Brekkan – St. Ferdinand, New Orleans
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Chicago Theater
Black Angels – Reckless Records
Fleetwood Mac - United Center 
Cave – El Marney
Pissed Jeans – Empty Bottle
Sweet Cobra – Dark Lord Day, 3 Floyd's Brewery
Villages/ Nest Egg – Broadways, Asheville
Backyard BBQ – Ottoman Empire
Broken Water – Empty Bottle
Jody/ Inc. - Empty Bottle
Silver Apples - The Owl
Savages – Metro
Rotted Tooth Festival – Situations
Angel Olsen – Lincoln Hall
Mayor Daley, The Hecks, Larry Wish, Mar Habrine, Homebirth, XXXPRESSIONXXX – Menglekoch, Minneapolis
White Poppy/ Cindy Lee – Remington Gallery, Vancouver
Goblin – The Metro
My Bloody Valentine – Aragon Ballroom
Eyehategod – Cobra Lounge
Absu – Cobra Lounge
Guerilla Toss/ Wishfgift/ Toupee/ Blanche Blanche Blanche - Club Rectum
Kranky Twenty Festival - Empty Bottle/ Constellation/ Lincoln Hall

LABELS

Public Information 
Death Waltz 
Holodeck 
Tri Angle

Kranky Twenty

Poster by Craig McCaffery
krankytwenty.com

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Félicia Atkinson "With Her Own Hands" (Shelter Press)





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#024 / With Her Own Hands by Félicia Atkinson

1 tracks / 18:00 min / One side 12′ LP / 33 rpm / 2013 / first edition of 100 copies / color cover printed on plastic sheet / Artwork by the artist. 

50 copies on dark clear blue with a hint of gold 
50 copies on gold with a hint of black

Mastered by Brian Pyle / Co-release with Lieu-Communart Center.
€20 – £26 – $17 / Out Of Print

About

"Let’s say it’s a narrative drift, the last whisper of an Ophelia lost in the shore, some sounds escaping from a broken window, a vague a l’ame caught in the syphon, some breads unknotted by mistake.

You know, a one side vinyl is a kind of second- handed moon, shining in the dust of thrift store, belonging to a suburban galaxy: you might need to hitch hike and lose you left shoe to travel in time.

18 mn or so, it’s a walk from home until the bridge, 9 subways stations, 25 kisses, an apple crumble baking in the oven, a summer nap, 3 extra minutes before being tired of waiting. It’s a gem, a glass eye, a melting ice cube, a lost tooth, a traveling secret, a kind of chanting ring. "

Félicia Atkinson, September 2013
With Her Own Hands is a limited edition vinyl published for the exhibition L’attraction Minérale, Toulouse, May 2013.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Sensum and Clunch EP (Holodeck)


http://holodeckrecords.bandcamp.com/album/sensum-and-clunch-hd019 

Sensum and Clunch EP 
(HD019, CS26)
Released August 2013
Art by Chris King


1. Tiny Grains Of 06:19 
2. Stealing Reason 06:40 
3. Strawberry Days 03:37 
4. Black Train Jack 14:45

Thursday, September 26, 2013

CROPPED OUT 2013, Louisville, KY



INVITE


4TH ANNUAL CROPPED OUT FESTIVAL IN LOUISVILLE, KY, USA.

SEPTEMBER 26 at Dreamland Film Center (810 E. Market St.)

SEPTEMBER 27-29 at American Turners (3125 River Rd.)...


FEATURING LIVE PERFORMANCES BY:

(FRIDAY)

Endless Boogie
The Endtables
Bill Orcutt/Chris Corsano
Hair Police
Steve Gunn
Blues Control
Shit and Shine
Tyvek
Juanita
Spray Paint
Promised Land
Tweens
Salad Influence
White Reaper
Spelling Bee


(SATURDAY)

Bonny "Prince" Billy & Matt Sweeney perform "Superwolf"
Mayo Thompson performs "Corky's Debt to his Father"
Wolf Eyes
Borbetomagus
CAVE
Human Eye
Connections
Montag
Thee Open Sex
Running
Jaye Jayle
Kal Marks
Rinehart
SKIMASK
New England Patriots
Todays Hits
Tom Blacklung
Quailbones
Asm A Tik
Neighbor
Mote

(SUNDAY)

Lambchop
Freakwater

WITH your very special host for the weekend, world-class entertainer and Official Grand Marshall of Cropped Out 2013, Mr. Tony Clifton!

PLUS Tarot readings by Zachary Culbertson, food trucks, cheap drinks, record vendors, local/regional artist and artisan booths, live magic, basketball, horseshoes, Slush Puppies, uncategorizable mischief, and surprises around every corner!

AGES 0-100 (PEOPLE OVER 100 NOT ALLOWED!)

PURCHASE FRIDAY TICKETS HERE:
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PURCHASE SATURDAY TICKETS HERE:http://www.ticketfly.com/event/351269-cropped-out-2013-saturday-louisville/

PURCHASE FRI/SAT COMBO TICKETS HERE:http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/320039?utm_medium=bks

PURCHASE SUNDAY NIGHT (CLOSING PARTY) TICKETS HERE:http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/320053?utm_medium=bks

TICKETS CAN ALSO BE PURCHASED LOCALLY AT ASTRO BLACK RECORDS (WILL-CALL).